International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers

2017 APS Prize Winners and 2016 APS Fellows

Please join me in congratulating:

1)  2017 APS Prize winners:

Xiao-Gang Wen (MIT)
2017 APS Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize:
https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/prizerecipient.cfm?last_nm=Wen&first_nm=Xiao-Gang&year=2017

"For theories of topological order and its consequences in a broad range of physical systems."
Xiao-Gang shares this year's prize with Alexei Kitaev (Caltech).

Tze-Chiang Chen (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
2017 George E. Pake Prize
https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/prizerecipient.cfm?last_nm=Chen&first_nm=Tze-Chiang&year=2017

"For expert leadership in semiconductor technology development and deployment, as well as basic science stewardship."

2)  2016 APS Fellows (see the list below)

(Courtesy Jian-Ping Chen, JLab; and Xuan Gao, Case Western)

Best Regards,

Albert M. Chang
OCPA President
 

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Chen, Hui [2016]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering experimental research on relativistic positron generation using ultra-intense short-pulse lasers.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Chen, Yong P. [2016]
Purdue University
Citation: For significant contributions to the material physics of chemical vapor deposition; and to the development of intrinsic 3-D topological insulators with transport dominated by Dirac surface states.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Fan, Hongyou [2016]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of novel synthesis methods and self-assembly processes to fabricate nanostructured materials for nanoelectronic and nanophotonic applications.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Feng, Donglai [2016]
Fudan University
Citation: For seminal contributions to elucidating the electronic structure of quantum materials, particularly bulk and interface superconductivity in iron-based superconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Hu, Hui [2016]
Swinburne University of Technology
Citation: For advancing the understanding of strongly interacting ultracold fermions at the BEC-BCS crossover, including their universal structure and thermodynamic behavior, inhomogeneous superfluidity, and novel anisotropic and/or topological superfluidity in the presence of synthetic spin-orbit coupling.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Liu, Yueqiang [2016]
EURATOM/Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the theory and modeling of tokamak plasma response to external nonaxisymmetric magnetic field perturbations and physics of the resistive wall mode and for development of the MARS suite of computational tools to support these studies.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Miao, Jianwei "John" [2016]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of diffractive imaging methods for characterizing a wide range of material systems and a general electron tomography method for three-dimensional imaging of crystal defects at atomic resolution.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Sun, Handong [2016]
Nanyang Technological University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to optoelectronics with novel characterization and deep understanding of photonic materials and structures, leading to practical high-performance devices.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Sun, Sean [2016]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For his contributions in understanding the mechanisms of biological force generation at the molecular and cellular levels, and the development of mathematical models of cell shape, cell volume, and cell motility.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Tang, Jay X. [2016]
Brown University
Citation: For applying polyelectrolyte theories to lateral association and aggregation of protein filaments and filamentous viruses, and for his research in bacterial motility, adhesion, and statistical properties of flagella motor switches.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Tang, Xiao [2016]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For outstanding contributions in optical technologies and systems, with application to quantum communications, spectrometry, and digital preservation.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Wang, Feng [2016]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For seminal contributions to optical spectroscopy of novel low dimensional materials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, and transition metal dichalcoginides.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Wang, Haiyan [2016]
Purdue University
Citation: For innovations in nanostructured materials and their application in multifunctional ceramic composites and hybrid materials, high temperature superconductors, thin film solid oxide fuel cells, and in situ transmission electron microscopy; and for exceptional potential in inspired education and future leadership.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wang, Xue-Bin [2016]
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to probing the structure and energetics of a broad range of negative ions and their solvation, important to condensed phase chemical physics.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wu, Jianzhong [2016]
University of California, Riverside
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the development of classical density functional theory for inhomogeneous fluids and polymeric systems.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wu, Mingming [2016]
Cornell University
Citation: For her research into the biophysical and biochemical drivers that guide bacterial and animal cell migration, and the creation of single cell analysis tools.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Xue, Qikun [2016]
Tsinghua University
Citation: For transformational development of atomic-level controlled thin film growth, to elucidate fundamental new physics.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Yang, Judith C. [2016]
University of Pittsburgh
Citation: For seminal contributions to in situ environmental transmission electron microscopy, the fundamental understanding of metal oxidation, and the application of nanomaterials and catalysis.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Ye, Peide "Peter" [2016]
Purdue University
Citation: For contributions to scientific understanding and technical development of transistor technology on novel channel materials.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Yu, Edward [2016]
Iowa State University
Citation: For his distinguished contributions to the field of efflux transporters, which mediate resistance to a variety of antimicrobials in bacteria, and his research into the crystallography of integral membrane proteins.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Zhang, Xixiang [2016]
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Citation: For innovative contributions to macroscopic quantum tunneling of magnetization and resonant spin tunneling in magnetic molecules, and the discovery of materials with large magnetocaloric effects for room temperature magnetic cooling.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Zhou, Xingjiang [2016]
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Citation: For significant contributions to the development of vacuum ultraviolet laser-based angle- and spin-resolved photoemission systems, and incisive investigation into the electronic structure of high temperature cuprate and iron-based superconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Zhu, Jian-Xin [2016]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding and original contributions to correlated electron systems, specifically electronic structure in unconventional superconductors and heavy fermions.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics